The Full Moon in Leo 2021 is our first full moon of the year. This full moon is also known as the wolf moon, and it comes in Leo’s sign.

This Full Moon in Leo 2021 will be particularly beneficial for our Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius friends. For the remaining signs, it may be a difficult energy to get through, but if you read along and learn about this energy and follow the ritual below, the Full Moon in Leo 2021 can help you a great deal in starting this year with a bang.

This moon will be in full power at 2:16 pm Eastern time on January 28th; if you cannot perform your ritual and/or do meditation at that time, do it the evening before or on the 28th. The power of the Full Moon is present for 3 days before and after the event.

In this blog, we will learn what the energy of the full moon in general is, what you should focus on, the energy of the zodiac sign we are in, the energy of the wolf, and of course, the ritual you can perform to make the most of the energy – don’t worry the ritual is nothing weird, no sacrifices are needed – promise.

What is the energy of a Full Moon?

Generally speaking, full moons are a time to reflect on the results of new moon wishes/manifestations, focus on forgiveness and fill the space created with gratitude.

At this time, wishes (manifestations) should be coming to fruition somehow, or at the very least clear direction and guidance from the universe, be ready to keep your eyes and ears open.

Full moons are yang energy that can sometimes make things feel forceful, like coming to a head with past traumas or events that need healing. It is forceful in the most loving of ways, though, encouraging and pushing you to release and let go because, in the end, it is what is best for your higher self and purpose.

It will encourage you to reflect on all of the events that happened in the weeks of a full lunar cycle, what has happened? what worked? What didn’t work? What emotions do you feel ready to release? Is there anything you are willing or able to forgive? When we can forgive events, situations, and people, you can release karma and detox our soul from those negative vibes. That will help you release negative patterns, toxic thoughts, habits, ways of being negative, and even toxic people.

When we release and forgive, it gives our energetic body room to grow. Fill the spaces and growth with gratitude; this will create a very high vibration that will help bring in all of the good stuff the universe has waiting for us.

What Should I Focus on During a Full Moon?

Full moons are essentially about a “clean slate”; release what you don’t want – holding on to low vibrational emotions will attract more of it. If you have guilt, fear, disappointment, and jealousy; you need to acknowledge the feelings, forgive them, and let them go; It is a process.

When we hang on to these low vibe emotions, it brings energy into our aura that creates blocks in the chakras, which will block our ability to manifest our new moon wishes. Releasing and letting go of those emotions will take inner-work, and not everybody is ready for that, and that is ok. If you can even find just one little minor thing to release that has been taking up any brain space, you will feel a shift, and you will begin a beautiful connection start with the moon and the earth.

Just be willing to look within, heal, shift blocks, and shed the past. The full moon can sometimes shine or “illuminate” the darker side of ourselves. Do no fear it; we all have this side of us because, without the darkness, we cannot appreciate the lighter side. See it, shift it as best as you can – always choose to have the bright side win.

With this Full Moon in Leo 2021, it is crucial that we connect into the heart space and get back in touch with our humility. One of the best ways to do that is to truly consider the journaling questions I have listed in the ritual below.

What is the energy of The Full Wolf Moon?

The wolf has powerful symbolism in the spiritual realm. It represents new beginnings, conquering of light over darkness as the days grow longer. The wolf has incredible instincts, intelligence, awareness of their surroundings, and crave freedom. Although they work well in packs, they can also thrive in their independence because they are so intelligent and instinctual – it’s hard to fool a wolf.

As we all know, these times are challenging for even the most centred and grounded being. We are being forced to do things we don’t want to and things we may disagree with. We feel so many freedoms are being stripped away from us one by one, but lean into the wolf’s energy and become fully aware. Truly see all that is actually going on around you. There might be a smokescreen in front of you, and it is up to you to follow your instincts to sort truth from fiction.

Take this time to really reflect and journal about all of the feelings you have from within and from what’s happening in the outside world. This will help you gain awareness and allow your instinct to guide and lead you to your truth, passion, and purpose at this time.

What is the Leo Energies of this Moon?

With this Full Moon in Leo 2021, a lot is going on astrologically, contributing to the feelings and emotions. Still, I am not an astrologer, so I will leave that to the professionals, but we will chat about the energies.

Some of the planetary alignments bring a lot of tribulations to us, forcing us to look beyond the obvious and read between the lines. The Leo energy is going to amplify this. Leo is a fire sign; it brings strong and forceful energy. It may make you feel like you are ready to take a stance. That could be in your own life, or take a stance on what is happening to our collective world.

The Leo energy will help bring us bravery and make us feel like we can dominate and do whatever we set our mind to, which is the perfect energy at this time. As we are embarking upon new beginnings, we need that push to be brave and carry out our “resolutions,” goals, intentions, etc., for the new year ahead of us..

Leo’s energy also brings about a lot of warmth. It is important to enter that heart space and feel the love and joy that is still around you, even through these tough times.

Leo energy is also incredibly passionate; if things have been a little stagnant in the love sector (either with self or a partner), this is the time to amp it up. When we are satisfied sexually, it helps us gain confidence and brings a glow to the aura that will help us attract whatever we are looking for in life. If that be a partner, a new work goal, a new business venture – literally anything you set your mind to.

The Leo energy will help you become more dynamic as a whole; a positive attitude, full of energy and new ideas. Embrace what this universal energy brings you by having these energies in your awareness and being willing to try the ritual listed below.

The Ritual

The ritual for this full moon is going to have a few parts to it. Start with journaling the questions below, then a forgiveness practice, into gratitude, and a couple of other recommendations.

  1. Have I been too self-centred, egotistical, or proud lately?
  2. Have I been treating the people around me like minions?
  3. Have I been pushy, arrogant, vain, or pompous?
  4. Have I been expressing myself creatively?
  5. Have I shown myself enough self-love?

First, to prepare for this practice, use the questions above to reflect on and journal your results. This is something you can easily do before the full moon if you want to take some time to get clear on what you are ready or willing to forgive and anything you may be willing to release or take responsibility for.

Forgiveness Practice

Now that the journaling process is done and you have made a list, or the “forgiveness list,” it is time to start the forgiveness process.

  1. Have your page with the list ready
  2. Cleanse the space with Sage or Palo Santo
  3. Sit comfortably, and get ready to begin.
  4. Take long, deep breaths until you feel calm and at ease, send breath to any tension in the body as well.
  5. Close your eyes and begin to visualize each person or event listed that you are willing to forgive.
  6. Visualize each person or event being wrapped up in a bubble – you get to chose the colour.
  7. See all of the bubbles and begin to create a good feeling towards them.
  8. Say silently or out loud, “I forgive you.”
  9. Now see all of the bubbles float away. If you have any bubbles that are having trouble leaving, forgive yourself for not being ready to release it, and we can try again at the next moon.
  10. Take your forgiveness list and burn it; this will signify and solidify the release.
  11. When you are ready, open your eyes, and recite this to close the forgiveness practice and bring in karma release.
    “Under the glorious Full Moon, I forgive everything, everyone, every experience, every memory of the past or present that needs forgiveness. I forgive everyone positively. I also forgive myself for past mistakes. The universe is love, and I am forgiven and governed by love alone. Love is now adjusting my life. Realizing this, I abide in peace.”

Gratitude Practice

Now that we have forgiven, we have created space within our bodies. We want to fill these spaces with gratitude; this will raise our vibration and attract more joy, happiness, and love.

  1. Take a moment to think of at least three people, places, events, etc., that you are grateful for; feel the joy run through your body as you begin to think about all that you have to be grateful for.
  2. Write out a list of what/who you are grateful for.
  3. Read your list out loud or in your head three times.
  4. Now say out loud or in your head, “I know that I am blessed, and I live my life within that knowing. I live my life with gratitude and from my heart. I am a conscious creator, and being grateful is at the core of my being for balance.”

Additional supports

Moon Water – You will notice that I will recommend this every time. Moon water is a powerful way to keep the full Moon energy flowing after it has gone, and it is super simple to make.

  1. Get a glass jar or bowl that can be covered, fill with water.
  2. Place water outside overnight to soak up the energy
  3. In the morning, place the water in your fridge – drink from it any time you feel the need for some illumination.
  4. If you have a spray bottle, put some of your moon water in it and spritz your room or space. This will help keep the energy positive in your space and remind you of the beautiful forgiveness and gratitude practice you did.

Crystals – two things I want to mention about crystals. First, get all your crystals outside to charge for the night. If you cannot put them out safely, a windowsill that gets moonlight will also work. Crystals can cleanse and charge under a full moon. The Full Moon can amplify their energies as well. Secondly, I have some crystal recommendations to use specifically for this moon energy.

Thank you for joining me in learning about this Full Moon in Leo 2021.
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Until next time,
Relevate the day,

Anna – xo